The 9th Edition of Pitch Friday was held in Yaounde, Cameroon’s political capital. With the sole aim to promote the “Entrepreneurial Mindset,” another exciting edition of Pitch Friday was a fitting way to end the first half of the year. The event began at 1 p.m. and brought together entrepreneurs, investors, and business enthusiasts to showcase innovative ideas and pitch for funding. The event was attended by a diverse group of people, including investors, mentors, and business experts.
The event featured four contestants, each with unique and exciting business ideas, and the judges for the event were industry experts with experience evaluating business models and identifying promising startups.
The winner of the event was HELDIS, presented by the CEO, Samuel Mbas. HELDIS is a mobile application designed to provide safety, traceability, and security for students in school. The app also provides academic information of wards directly to the parents’ mobile phones. The problems identified by HELDIS were safety and security of students, non-compliance with school rules such as punctuality and class attendance, violence in schools, and worried parents.
QUASTE, presented by Dekene Agoons, was an innovative solution to drive positive environmental impact through sustainable waste management practices that bring together waste producers, garbage collectors, and recyclers to ensure traceability of waste disposal in their communities. The problems identified by QUASTE were inconvenient waste elimination practices, poor wages for waste collectors, and poor quality of waste for recycling.
FreemoPay, presented by the team, is a fintech startup that enables monetary transactions across different financial operators in Cameroon and Central Africa. The mobile app aggregates all existing means of payment in Cameroon and Central Africa, providing seamless transfer of money from one operator to the other. With FreemoPay, users have the possibility to send money, buy airtime, data bundles, and payment of bills from their Mobile money or Orange money accounts to different operators.
TEACH AR, presented by Ngalle Henry, is an EdTech solution that provides students, teachers, and schools with affordable educational content using the Alternate Reality and Virtual Reality technology. The application immerses its users in educational concepts, theories, and practicals to complement the current Cameroonian education system, in a Virtual or Alternate reality.
The CEO of Mountain Hub, Ayuk Etta, emphasized the need for entrepreneurs to present a great pitch deck. He encouraged entrepreneurs to come for feedback, work on their pitch decks, and rehearse their pitches. HELDIS was awarded the amount of 150 US Dollars, and the judges were impressed with the contestant’s innovative idea, scalability potential, and commitment to building their product.
Overall, Pitch Friday was a successful event that provided a great platform for entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas and connect with investors and mentors. The event was a great
Before you go… there’s some great news for you. This week, the Pitch Friday Event will happening in Buea.
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This Edition of Pitch Friday is proudly sponsored by TekCitadel Innovation.